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Tree Care: Tree Removal & Stump Grinding
Our crews are highly skilled in the practice of removing trees while keeping the people, property and other assets nearby out of harm’s way.
At Almstead, we uphold to the idea that preventative care is the best method for promoting longevity of trees. As such, tree removals are always our last resort. However, we understand that it is a necessary part of landscape management as circumstances beyond anyone's control can warrant a tree removal. Trees growing in overcrowded landscapes should be removed, for example, in order to allow the remaining plants to grow and prosper. Moreover, dead, dying and defective trees which are deemed as having an unacceptable level of risk may be removed to prevent injury to persons or damage to property.
The most hazardous aspect of arboriculture practice, removals often involve tree workers maneuvering themselves and their equipment around confined spaces near homes, utility lines and other sensitive areas. To perform this task safely and efficiently, they must possess considerable experience, training and specialized equipment suited for the task. Safety and respect for the surrounding environment are our top priorities when performing tree removals.
Our arborists and tree crews at Almstead are highly trained in the art and science of tree removal. Working closely with the two leading organizations in our industry, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), we strive to bring the best and safest work practices to our employees and clients. Each Almstead branch office has a Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) who encourages safety practices among arborists, technicians and crew at that branch. With the considerable advances in technology and equipment available for rigging and removing of large trees in recent years, we are able to perform safe removals and thorough clean-ups of debris without greatly impacting the surrounding areas. Before removing a tree, it's critical to know the potential risk and specific condition of that tree in order to work safely.
Once a tree is successfully removed, the stump and large roots that remain behind can be unsightly, hazardous, and even a source for unwanted pests, such as carpenter ants or termites. At Almstead, we have the ability to grind these unwanted stumps or roots 6" to 12" below grade. We then recycle the organic debris, using it to backfill the resulting hole. Excess debris is generally left behind to be used as mulch but can be removed upon request.
Depending on the time of year and location where the stump was removed, we can add topsoil to replace the stump debris and seed the area with grass if required. Talk to your arborist about what you would like to do with the site once the stump has been ground.
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